Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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PSYX 100A - Introduction to Psychology

Credit(s): 4

This course is the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. Topics include (but are not limited to) the history and disciplines of psychology, research methods, the biological bases of behavior, human development, sensation and perception, consciousness, cognition, intelligence, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, personality, stress and coping, disorders and their treatments, and social psychology. (All Semesters)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Define psychology, its core constructs, and what psychologists do.
  • Trace the historical roots and current evolution of psychological fields and relevant theoretical perspectives.
  • Outline the scientific method and identify the ways in which social scientists research and draw conclusions about psychological content.
  • Describe the basic principles of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, including their biological and environmental influences.
  • Apply psychological ideas and perspectives to deepen understanding of self, others, and the world.
  • Evaluate multiple perspectives to arrive at and articulate their own conclusion.

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